This post is a series of random blog post starters that never turned into full blogs. It’s emptying the files for a fresh start in the New Year. I saw this quote recently: “The idea that I have anything meaningful to impart is fraudulent.” I often have this feeling when I make a blog post. … Continue reading End of Year Snippets
On my Autumn Bucket List was the item “be spontaneous”. I’ve been struggling with executing this action item. Is planned spontaneity too much of an oxymoron? Trying to be more spontaneous meant less structured plans. And for me, that lead to more ups & downs of feelings of satisfaction. When I have days of inactivity, … Continue reading Planned Spontaneity
It has often been pointed out that one of the benefits of retirement is the freedom to do what you want, when you want, with whom you want. As I continue in retirement transition and creating new lifestyle habits, I’ve been struggling with my own perception of freedom. I recently saw a play where the … Continue reading Is Retirement Complete Freedom?
Retirement transition can be a challenge on a marriage as you begin spending even more time together and possibly working through individual changes. Suddenly you might be together almost 24/7. Often you have 2 people who have different ideas of what retirement is to them. Can a marriage survive this time of significant transition turmoil? … Continue reading Can Marriage Survive Retirement?
It’s hard to think about Autumn Adventures when the temperature is still 90F (and heat index over 100F). Summer is supposedly over this weekend, but Mother Nature apparently disagrees. Even if it still feels like summer, the calendar says it is time for fall action planning. And I find regular recapping helpful to celebrate what … Continue reading Summer’s Over?
This version of Julia Cameron's The Artist’s Way has many of the similar (wonderful) tools she talks about in all her books: Morning Pages, Artist Dates, goal setting advice, list making ideas. The core unique thread in this retirement version is the element of writing your memoir in 12 segments. The goals of the memoir … Continue reading Book Review: The Artist’s Way For Retirement
I’ve been thinking more and more about Thinking! All the psychological research suggests there is strong connection between what you believe (think) and what you do (behavior). I found a great discussion on the thought process by Dr. Johnson in his work on Spiritual Strengths and have gone back into looking at thought pattern to clarify … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking